Out of the Mouth of… a Donkey?!

In our weekly portion one reads the famous account of Balaam and his donkey as they were on their way to Balak, who was the King of Moav: So Balaam arose in the morning, and … Read More

In Your Anger, Do Not Sin

I entitled last week’s blog, Guard your heart, and felt that it directly connects to our portion this week. This week, we read of a well-known story that ended in a tragic result: Then the … Read More

Guard your heart

This week’s Scripture portion got me thinking about the importance of guarding our hearts at all times, and not allowing pride, jealousy, greed or any other evil to take root in them. After all, each … Read More

God’s Reminder

This week’s blog is close to my heart due to the fact that I have the amazing privilege to live in the land that God promised to the children of Israel! Not only that, but … Read More

Yeshua, the “Face” of the Menorah

An interesting translation issue came up as I was reading the parasha for this week from the book Bamidbar (Numbers). The second verse of chapter eight in particular stood out to me because of a … Read More

Biblical Coincidence?

In our weekly Scripture reading, we find one of the most well known blessings in all of Scripture, which is the “Priestly Blessing”. I devoted an entire blog to this topic, which I recommend you … Read More

A Matter of Perspective

The Book of Numbers in Hebrew is called במדבר “In the Desert (Wilderness)” and it speaks of the time when the children of Israel wandered in the desert after their redemption from slavery in Egypt. … Read More

God’s Endless Grace

Our weekly parasha opens with the word “if”: If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out. Leviticus 26:3 “If”, in my opinion, is one of the most … Read More

Slaves to Righteousness

In this week’s Scripture portion, we find a description of what is known as the Sabbatical Year (“Year of Shmita”), which is the seventh year of the agricultural cycle, and that culminates in the Jubilee. … Read More

Cleanse the Unclean

The Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures) have a great deal to say about cleanliness. Nothing unclean could come before God, because He is holy. As I was reading this week’s Parasha (Scripture portion), two specific instances caught … Read More